Wish Kid Kyla’s VIP Day(s) of Shopping at West Town Mall

KylaPWhen Kyla lost 15 pounds in the span of two weeks, was showing signs of exhaustion, and complaining of strong pain and cramping in her legs, her dad recognized the symptoms of diabetes. Kyla’s blood results showed a glucose level was at 564, more than twice the norm. She now has an insulin pump to directly administer life-saving medicine through a catheter placed under her skin. Currently, Kyla is trying to adjust to her diagnosis and learning to live with realities of a life-long illness.

Kyla is a vibrant, stubborn, and independent child with a passion for art, history, and music. She is a redhead with a fiery personality to match. Kids Wish Network learned that Kyla enjoys makeup and loves to shop. She is a firm believer that a girl can never have enough clothes! So, of course, we had to send her on a VIP shopping experience at the West Town Mall in Knoxville, Tennessee.

img_26481Southern Comfort Limo escorted Kyla and family members for the day at the mall beginning with an early pick up. Upon her arrival, Kyla was enthusiastically greeted by mall management. Her first stop was at Sephora for a session on how to apply make-up and to receive some gifts. She also stopped by several stores that had gift cards waiting for her use: Wet Seal, Forever 21, Hot Topic, Victoria Secret, Rue 21, American Eagle, Charming Charlie, Altered State, Hollister, Bath & Body Works, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Other stores offered an assortment of gifts – Claires, Vera Bradley, and Yankee Candle. Verizon Wireless presented Kyla with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Kyla enjoyed a complimentary lunch at Chik Fil A to keep her energy high.

After her full day of shopping (in fact, Kyla received so many gift cards, she had to go back a second day to use them all!), Southern Comfort Limo took the family to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make Alexander’s wish come true:
• Southern Comfort Limo
• Bath & Body Works
• Wet Seal
• Victoria Secret
• Claires
• Sephora
• Longhorn Steakhouse
• Chik Fil A
• Rue 21
• Forever 21
• Hot Topic
• Vera Bradley
• American Eagle
• Yankee Candle
• Charming Charlie
• Altered State
• Verizon Wireless
• Hollister
• Abercrombie & Fitch


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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.